Monday, July 13, 2015

Writers' Jargon (10)

Writers have their own language. A shorthand, if you will. Outsiders (non-writers) think they know what most of these words and phrases mean. But they don't. Here, in a continuing series of posts, I will divulge the SECRET MEANINGS OF WRITERS' JARGON:

Hero’s Journey: (cartographic term) The shortest route to the nearest sandwich shop.

Proposal: (verb) technique employed by non-fiction writers to trick a gainfully-employed partner into marriage when you have no prospects for other income; also used to convince publishers your idea for a book is worth funding. In either case, it’s a pay-for-play agreement.

Editor: (noun) Heart-breaker. Dream-maker. Love-taker. Don’t you mess around with me.

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